Genre and PurposeThrillerPsychological thrillerThe purpose is to excite and thrill the audiencewhile presenting enigmas that they could try tosolve as the film progresses.
Timeline1. Desk – longshot. Stuff aroundthe desk (folders,papers, photosetc).2. Rosie coming intothe room (door opensfrom inside). Walks in,sits down.3. Camera connecting tocomputer – all photosuploading to computer(around 100)4. Close ups ofsome images(shot reverse shotof Rosie’s face)5. First set ofphotos – Laurawalking down thestreet6. Back to photoson computer –scrolling – Rosie’sface – photos.7. Laura gettinginto car – lookingrough8. Back to photos– scroll down –Rosie’s face9. Laura shopping –glamorous – reverseshot of Rosie, cameralens
Timeline10. Back tophotos – scrolldown11. Scrolling to4th set – extremeclose ups – Rosie‘sly face’12. Open new email– paste photo –extreme close ups13. Camera movesaround photo – fullpicture not shown14. Sly face –typing email15. Keyboard, onscreenwords, keyboard – closershot of words, keyboard,extreme close up of oneword16. Send button –extreme close up
Shotlist1. Low angle of desk2. Close up of photography magazine3. Close up of photos of Laura on desk4. Close of certificate5. Extreme close up of "successfully achieved"6. Extreme close up of "photography"7. Close up of section on magazine8. Mid shot of Rosie walking in9. Close up of hand closing door10. Mid shot of Rosie walking towards desk11. Match on action of walking towards desk12. Mid shot of Rosie pulling out chair13. Match on action - Rosie pulls out chair and sits down14. Mid shot of Rosie taking off camera15. Match on putting camera on table and putting bag on table16. Over head shot Rosie opening laptop and typing password17. Overhead shot of taking out wire18. Match on action - connecting it to camera19. Extreme close up of connecting wire to laptop20. Match on action of continuing to put wire in laptop21. Mid shot of Rosie scrolling on laptop22. Close up of photo albums on screen23. Close up of Rosies face24. Extreme close up of mouse clicking on first photo album25. Pan of first row photos26. Close up of corresponding photo*FLASHBACK*27. Wide shot of Rosie and Laura28.
Inspirational films• Se7en• Hard candy• Memento
Genre and conventionsConventions you are applyingin opening sequenceUse/develop or challenge?HOW?WHY?Similarities/differences to realfilms(annotated pictures)1. Mystery Use – identity of ‘stalker’ washiddenSe7en – opening sequencedoesn’t show identity of personat the beginning2. Stalking Use – one of the maincharacters is being stalked3. Incorporates elements ofmystery and dramaUse – There is mysteriouscharacter who’s identity ishidden.Why? To create suspensewithin the audience.Seven4. The music used within thefilm is usually high pitched andeerieUse – To create a suspensefuland dark atmosphere.How? We will find backgroundmusic which fits thedescription.A woman in black
Target AudienceFor our opening sequence our target audience is rated 15.How will we attract the audience ?- Creating enigmas from the beginning of the opening sequence• Forms- Social networking- Word of mouth- Below the line marketing- Above the line marketing• Conventions- With the use of well known conventions in the thriller genre (as seen in previous slide)• Marketing strategies- Focus groups- Previews- Reviewers
Target Audience (A)Primary Secondary ExplanationAge 15+ 25+ The main characters are teenagers.Adults will be able to educateyoung people on the dangers ofsocial media.Gender Female Male Typically aimed at females,although males could benefit fromthe message of the sequence.Race/ethnicity Western culture Eastern Europeans Issues typically represented in thewestern culture.To buy into the western culture.Social class Working class Middle class It is part of the leisure activities,whereas middle class wouldattempt to take part in theactivities of the upper class.
Target Audience (A): continuedPrimary Secondary ExplanationInterests/hobbies Social networking,computing, socialising,technologyStalking, The main interestspresented in theopening sequence arerelated to the socialnetwork generation.Social group Internet junkies, socialnetworkers,These people will beattracted to theconventions of thefilm, including thepresence of digitaltechnology.Sexuality heterosexual Homosexual The sexuality of thecharacters arehidden/ambiguousProfession/role Students, Parents, teachers,mentors, studentguidance counsellors,These people will beable to benefit andlearn from themessage.
Target Audience (B)• Why would your target audience be interested in you film because of the idea/plot?Our target audience will be interested in our film because it would relate to their daily lives (e.gand the character going about her life) and this would make it more thrilling/suspenseful.Also, the plot creates a lot of enigmas.• Why would your target audience be interested in your film because of the form (how thefilm is constructed= editing, transitions, music, etc)?Our target audience would be interested in the music as it would create another level to thesuspenseful atmosphere already constructed by the film itself.• Why would your target audience be interested in your film because of the genre &conventions?Our target audience would be interested because the film does reinforce some conventionshowever it also develops them – so they might like to see how we have changed the genresconventions to make the film more exciting for them to watch.
LocationsWe thought this would be good place tofilm because the location connotessomeone of wealth. It is a very clean andnice area.Also, it would allow Rosie (Thephotographer) to be close enough to Laurato take pictures but hidden enough thatLaura would be unable to see her.This is the opposite road from abovewhere Laura was standing in front of thesecond building.We thought it would be a good place tofilm as it would show Laura walking in anice area and her build her character.
LocationsThe gate at thefront of thehouse we usedto show Lauracoming out ofher‘house’, towardsa waiting car.Another view of theentrance to thehouse (includingparked car).The carused in our‘car’flashbackscene.
LocationsWe used thisstreet because ithad a lot of highend shops thatour characterwould shop in.Rosie’s character isseen to be standingbehind this pillar asshe waits for Laura’scharacter.We used this streetbecause it wasn’t sobusy that we couldn’tfilm, but it wasn’t soempty that it wouldmake the scene lookunrealistic.
LocationsIn our other drafts the lightingin the rooms where bad so inthis draft we decided to filminside Chelsea house and asyou can see from the picturethe lighting is very good.We brought papers, magazinesand a MacBook and put themon the desk as they wouldconnote the type of job outcharacter has.